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"Firefly Capital of the World"
Boone is a town in Watauga County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Daniel Boone, frontiersman who lived in the area from 1760 to 1769.
The latitude of Boone is 36.216N. The longitude is -81.674W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,222 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,127.
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17% of Boone residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boone ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boone was $12,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Boone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Boone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $969.
Libraries in Boone include Watauga County Publib Library ... View libraries
Watauga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boone political report.
The average commute time for Boone workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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